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I would like some assistance in the interpretation of the following phrase taken from the Visa 47SP application form for the 820 visa.
Sponsor penalty checks:
Police certificates from each country in which the
sponsor had spent a total of 12 months or more in the
last 10 years since turning 16 years of age.

For the past 10 years I have spent considerable time in my partner's country of Indonesia - sometimes as many as 5 trips in one year. (I'm an Australian Citizen) If I was to add up all the days/weeks this would easily add up to 12 months. In fact over the 10 year period it would more likely add up to 6 years. However I have never worked in the country. Does my accumulation of stays in Indonesia amount to the definition of: "has spent a total of 12 months or more"?
I'm sort of confused over the wording - is a 'total of 12 months or more' the same as 'more than 12 months'?
Thanks for any advice.
 

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Yes, "a total of 12 months or more" means 12 months or any period longer than that.
 
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